Sunday, 19 November 2017

Blended learning Due 26th Nov - Corinne Day

This weeks Blended learning is to research and learn about the British Photographer Corinne Day. Look particularly at her early work 'Diary' see images below. The other key work to look at is the controversial (At the time) set of images known as 'Under exposure' from Vogue in 1993.

We'll be using the 'Fairy light's' image from the Under-exposure set of images in the Studio lesson - so make sure you include this one image amongst your images - in fact it could be your main image - the one that you choose to deconstruct and analyse.

The key article to read is this one here from the Independent.

The main focus of your research should be the diary work and the 'Under exposure' images.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Blended learning for week commencing 6th Nov

Your next Unit - scheduled to be issued next week will be a studio Unit and no doubt the emphasis will be on the Materials, techniques and processes, so this weeks research will be around the equipment (materials) you use and the techniques.

Use the usual approach 50/50 split of images and text.

With the images choose 7 or 9 pieces of equipment from the studio and write 7-9 x responses, explaining what the equipment is, does and how you would use it, use technical language such as 'Point' and 'Diffuse' and link the light effect where you can to a photographer that you have studied.

For the main image - choose an image that you like by a famous photographer and include and explanation of their lighting identifying how it has been lit.

Deadline - Monday 13th November. 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Blended learning for week commencing 30th Oct

This week you need to research Medium Format 6x6 cameras.

Use the C330 as the main image and write about the C330 primarily as this will be the camera you'll have access to and use.  Mamiya C330

Bronica SQB

Mamiya C330 This is also useful as the bloke talks about portrait films.

Look at any additional research (Non video) - make sure you save your bibliography links.

*Make sure you include examples of Bailey Images which use the film edge (Rebate).
Also use images of other types of 6x6 square format cameras in the image section of your work.

Deadline for this work Monday 6th Nov - when the work will be reviewed and assessed.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Blended learning for week starting 10th Oct - David Bailey

This week in conjunction with the new assignment - "Old School" you're to research David Bailey.

I would like you to pay particular attention to the fact that all of these images here have been shot on square format film using a TLR camera.

I also want you to explore and research aspects of 'Class' with regards to Bailey and explain why this is significant so use the 'Soico-economics' prompt. See the prompts here

Make sure the main image you use on the analysis page includes the use of the black film edge as this is significant.

Identify the camera he uses, use an image of Bailey with the camera and do some research into the camera and explain what it is about this camera and his approach that make his images 'Typical' of the mid 1960's.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Blended learning task No.4

Daniel Naude

This weeks location photography example is Daniel Naude. His work combines a number of cited influences all of which are very interesting, have a look around and make it a key part of your response to this work that you identify his influences. Use examples of the work that he is influenced by and comment on the similarities.

Issued Sunday night 19.00 hrs needs to be finished and handed in on Monday 9th Oct in Dave T's session. Be sure to keep on top of your bibliography and make sure the work is busy and full of images - 50/50 split between text and imagery.

What the hell do I write? See here for the prompts and guidance.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Blended learning task 03

Andreas Gursky

Another photographer that shoots on location and possibly the most famous photographer alive. Make sure you identify who his influences are and search for images of him with his camera. Also use and image that shows the scale and size of his images.

A shaky video about Gursky below, but one that makes sense of Gursky's work, watch it all and just put up with the shakiness of it!

Do not forget to include a bibliography - and bring the work in next Monday for assessment and feedback. (2nd of Oct).

The Prompts - click here

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Blended learning task 02 -

Yelena Yemchuk - Location Photography

Continuing with the theme of Location photography, this week you need to research and explore Yelena Yemchuk. Have a look at the links below. Have a read and look for images and ideas that have the potential to inform and influence your work.  Dungeness, Kent.

Remember as you are now second year students you do need to up your game - you need to approach your work with increased maturity, depth, commitment and effort. As with last year, you should strike a balance between the use of images and written content e.g. a 50/50 split.
You should use the prompts in the side bar here to generate the written content, remembering the essence of this unit is 'Location Photography' so use the prompts that relate to commenting on the work with regards to...

(1). Light and how it used, its qualities and characteristics and the problems that arise from using daylight and artificial light.
(2). The equipment used - camera format, lens focal length, field of view, depth of field, discuss in your analysis what bearing these might have on the images.
(3). Media - are the images shot on film or digital, what difference might that make and how are the images used at the end of the process - are they exhibited if so research to see where the images are sold and what materials/media they are produced on (MTP's).
(4). The location - accessibility issues, privacy, private land, public spaces and the public. Country, region, laws, H&S.
(5). Image design and construction - elements of the image - foreground and background relationships; rules of thirds, composition.
(6). Context - who is the photographer inspired/influenced by - Use images to show similarities.
(7). Operational context - what kind of photography is it, how is it used, where is it seen, who is its audience?

Do not forget to collate a bibliography and if you use quotes reference your quotes and ensure they are identified as quotes within your work. See here for guidance on producing a bibliography